Heart failure tied to meth use rising among veterans, study finds

Heart failure linked to use of methamphetamines is on the rise among US veterans, according to preliminary research on one California VA center.

Meth is chemically similar to the nervous system stimulant amphetamine. It is typically inhaled or smoked, swallowed, snorted or injected once dissolved in water or alcohol. More than 4.7% of Americans report trying this drug at least once, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse."Methamphetamine is an addictive drug, which could have a wide range of effects on patients' physical and mental well-being," said Dr. Marin Nishimura, the study author and internal medicine resident at the...